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Mavericks Server

I am replacing an old XServe running Snow Leopard Server with a Mac Mini which is currently running Mountain Lion Server. I would like to know what is the best way to do this. [more inside]
posted by chairish on Dec 17, 2013 - 1 answer

Networking (maybe?) our Macs

My wife and I use Macs, iOS devices, and Apple networking gear. We're thinking about sharing the desk where my Mac Pro is; as a result, if she needs the desk, and I need a computer, I'd have to use her MacBook Pro. What's the best way to network our computers so that we could do our work from whatever computer we're using, have music and/or programs available, etc.? Some details inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Macbook to media server.

What's the best way to utilize this busted up macbook (and other bits and pieces from the house) as a media hub/server? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Oct 10, 2013 - 2 answers

If I've upgraded PHP on my Mac, should I now avoid all OS X Updates?

If I've upgraded PHP on my Mac, should I now avoid all OS X Updates? I'm hosting a website on a Mac mini in a datacenter, and some of my software required a newer version of PHP than what's included out-of-the-box in OS X Mountain Lion. I keep getting the notification saying system updates are ready, and restart to install. But I'm scared it's going to overwrite my PHP upgrades and break everything. And it took me an insanely long time to get the PHP upgrade to work properly and play nicely with OS X Server.
posted by ferdinandcc on Sep 3, 2013 - 25 answers

Cool things to do with a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter?

I recently got a Mac mini server hosted in a datacenter in order to host my CRM server, and now I'm wondering what other useful things I can do with it. [more inside]
posted by ferdinandcc on Jul 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Best use for a Mac mini

I've been given a Mac mini and I'm dying to put it to fun or geeky use (already have a laptop so don't need to use it as a 'main' computer) but now that I'm staring at it I'm lost for inspiration. [more inside]
posted by dance on Jul 7, 2013 - 9 answers

Why is Time Machine trying to backup so much?

Why is Time Machine trying to backup 35 GB of data every single day when I'm only using 300 GB of my 500 GB HD and I know I have not changed or added that much in the time since my last backup? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Nov 29, 2012 - 12 answers

Help a relative server n00b keep his Mac Mini safe.

I'm planning on getting a Mac Mini with Lion Server. I don't have much experience with security or setup. Point me to some basic articles, sites, or books, please. I'll also take any advice the hivemind might have as well. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 29, 2012 - 1 answer

What's the real ongoing-cost of adding an OS X Server?

We're adding a Mac OS X Lion server to our small business soon. What's reasonable amount to budget for monthly OS X Server support compared to what we pay occasionally now for issues on our workstation-based network that we can't solve ourselves? Are we in for monthly billing shock once a true server gets added? All the details and [more inside]
posted by webhund on Jan 2, 2012 - 1 answer

Server vs. file sharing

What's the difference between setting up a Mac OS X server and turning on file sharing on a regular Mac? [more inside]
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Sep 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Imac and old mac

Hi, I have a new Imac and an older 32 bit Mac Pro with 4 drives in it. I'm trying to find the best way to keep all of the media and files I have on the old drives but I'd like to access them through the new Imac. Is an external multi-bay case the best way to go? Could I turn the old Mac pro into a server? What's the most cost effective solution?
posted by Shanachie on Aug 10, 2011 - 13 answers

My server of streaming tears

I'd like to use a 2007 Macbook Pro + 2TB FW ext HD as a NAS setup, but the drive keeps falling asleep and slowing and causing video to hiccup. How can I prevent this and get smooth movie playback? [more inside]
posted by miomiomio on Jul 9, 2011 - 5 answers

I want all my iMacs to be exactly the same!

I want to set up netboot images for my small iMac lab. Should I run Snow Leopard Server on the iMac that I use Apple Remote Desktop on, or should I buy a Mac Mini Server? [more inside]
posted by rockindata on Feb 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Like a Drobo, but minus the Robo?

I have a media server (a Mac Mini) with several external HDDs hooked up to it. I'd like to transition to a storage solution that will be both tidier and more cheaply/easily upgradable. Challenge: I am very serious about backups and don't trust a system like a Drobo to handle redundancy. [more inside]
posted by raygan on Sep 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Seeing my website inside the company

Apple server gurus? I have a Mac OSX Snow Leopard server question. How to be able to view a company's externally hosted website from inside the company? [more inside]
posted by chairish on Aug 21, 2010 - 8 answers

I'm looking to move from an XP desktop full of music to a server-based solution but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone give me a hand?

I'm looking to move from an XP desktop full of music to a server-based solution but I have no idea where to start! Can anyone give me a hand? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Apr 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Dock recommendations for a 2 year-old Macbook Prop?

I'm trying to make my "main computer" my 2 year-old MacBook Pro instead of my home-built desktop. How can I best do this? Does anyone have any dock recommendations for that MacBook Pro? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jan 13, 2010 - 21 answers

Contemplating getting my own server

How would the new Mac Mini server compare to a cheap shared hosting account? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Oct 20, 2009 - 28 answers

A crash course in server administration

At work I'm jumping head first into trying to setup and manage a OS X Server to be used for network load balancing, routing, and possibly netbooting a group of machines. Any tips or help appreciated. [more inside]
posted by meowN on May 31, 2009 - 5 answers

html as php on mac?

I have a web application that is using php but the files end in html. I'm trying to set it up on a mac (10.5) for testing. Basically trying to run html as php. I've tried a few things including "AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .html .htm" with no luck. Thanks.
posted by mac-way on Mar 1, 2009 - 6 answers

i've been served.

how do i remove a server from my mac? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Feb 27, 2009 - 5 answers

rockin' remote desktop style

My friend and I want to be able to work on the same Garageband file on a server somehow. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Feb 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me get Entourage to play nice with my company's exchange server.

I need help fixing a problem with email on my Macbook. I am trying to get Entourage to play nice with my office's exchange server. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Jan 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Mac printer sharing issues.

Mac printer sharing question regarding driver sharing and printers (not) showing up on the system preferences printer list. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Dec 11, 2008 - 8 answers

What is the best way to sync folders on a Mac to folders on a PC media server?

What is the best way to sync folders on a Mac to folders on a PC media server across a network? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Nov 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Mac server backup software

Getting some Mac servers and looking for suggestions on backup software. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Sep 24, 2008 - 10 answers

Transition from Windows to mixed Win/Mac

Windows network admin moving into the world of Macs. Where & what to learn? [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on May 30, 2008 - 5 answers

MacOSX in a PC World

Help a PC guy out with Mac/Linux networking. [more inside]
posted by SirStan on May 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Windows Vista is laughing at me...

Server/network/IT-Filter? Windows Vista keeps, or more specifically explorer.exe drops my network transfers, how can I fix this or what is the best Explorer replacement? Also, how can I make Windows Server 2008 more useful on the small scale (more inside of course) ... [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Apr 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Where can I find recommendations for my new server?

I've been offered funding to buy a shiny new web server. Now the Chair wants me to give her some specs/costs. How do I go about giving her a ballpark figure? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Apr 8, 2008 - 13 answers

See, I told you Macs and PCs don't play nice!

I'm having a weird Final Cut Pro issue relating to projects interacting with local and remote media files with authentication on server login. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Mar 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Authentication across Windows, Linux, and Mac

How do you use a single authentication system for different kind of servers, systems, and workstations? [more inside]
posted by remi on Jan 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Leave Server "Mounted" in Mac's Finder

MacFilter: Just learned how to connect to a shared drive on a server...how do I leave it in the Finder sidebar even after it's been ejected? [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Sep 6, 2007 - 9 answers

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way?

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Jul 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me sell XServe to my boss and our client.

Help me recommend XServe to my boss and our client. Please share your personal experience with the XServe hardware and software, particularly the GUI tools for service management. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Advanced Network Routing

Is it possible to configure a Mac OS X Server to route incoming and outgoing traffic via two different interfaces? [more inside]
posted by ijoshua on Apr 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Can the Mac Mini, the VW Beetle of server clusters?

I am looking toward upgrading my website's hardware. I want reliability and easy expansion. Could migration to a cluster of mac minis be a good solution for a distributed website? [more inside]
posted by viiviiviivii on Aug 25, 2006 - 12 answers

How to go from "this_" to "this" ?

Batch unzipping and file renaming on UNIX or OS X? All_ my_ files_ look_ like_ this!_.gz [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Mar 23, 2006 - 25 answers

Succor From SQL

I have a Windows-served website programmed in C# and connected to a SQL database. I'd like to move the whole thing to the Mac. [more inside]
posted by thejoshu on Feb 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Protecting data on Mac server?

Mac OSX Server Backup question: what's the best way to ensure that my small office doesn't lose the data we store on our file server? Right now we use Retrospect with a tape drive, but it's not an ideal solution, because finding stuff on the tape is a huge pain, and the time required to maintain it is lost time. Should we go with a portable external hard drive (someone brings the tapes home just in case of fire or explosion)? Or purchase an off-site solution?
posted by miss tea on Aug 2, 2005 - 17 answers

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